Before Monday night’s (Dec. 21) city council meeting, the City of Burien recognized Councilmember Gerald Jerry Robison for his service to the Council by issuing a proclamation in his honor and giving him a key to the City.

Robison’s term expires Dec. 31, and he did not seek re-election this year. The proclamation was presented during a pre-Council meeting reception, during which Councilmembers and community members were invited to share their words of thanks.

Robison was elected to the City Council in November 2011. He had been appointed by the Council in early 2011 to complete the unexpired term of retiring councilmember Kathy Keene.

Prior to his appointment to the Council, Robison served on the Burien Planning Commission as a member and vice chair.

His other community activities have included the White Center Kiwanis, as Charter President and current Board member; founding member of the North Highline Unincorporated Council; Board member and President of the White Center Jubilee Days; Past President of the White Center Chamber of Commerce; and Treasurer/Director of the Manufactured Housing Community Preservationists. Robison has lived in the Burien area for nearly four decades, working in real estate before becoming an attorney in 1993.

He owns the Law Office of Gerald F. Robison.

The proclamation reads, in part:

“The Burien City Council of the City of Burien, Washington does hereby ask all Burien residents to join together in honoring Councilmember Gerald F. Robison and to thank him for his distinguished service to the City and community of Burien.”